During Memorial Day weekend, Tim and I were busy working on a new piece of furniture for our deck:
A bench! We wanted to get some much needed organization to our deck, and a bench fit our needs perfectly! It would provide a place to hide our compost and our other storage bin, while giving us more seating or places to pile more junk ;)!
Before I show the building process, you might want to see how our deck looked beforehand:
Messy, messy, dirty, and messy! With summer approaching I cleared out all the trash and random items so we could at least walk out there!
Then we built the bench and voila:
All clean and pretty! I've even spent the last week cleaning all the paint, stains, and dirt and I'll show you the before and after soon!
As for the bench, I followed these directions from Ana White, adjusting as necessary. If you've never heard of Ana White, she has a ton of plans for all sorts of furniture that are easy to follow!
Lets take a look at that before one last time:
And the after:
Yay for the bench!!! If you can't tell, I'm super excited about it!!! Pretty soon I'll post about our whole deck's newist digs, so make sure to check back!